Mets rally in 9th, hand Marlins 5th loss in row
Thursday, April 26, 2012
NEW YORK (AP ) -- Justin Turner drew a bases-loaded walk in a sensational 13-pitch at-bat and Kirk Niewenhuis hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning as the Mets rallied past Heath Bell and Miami 3-2 Thursday, the Marlins' fifth straight loss.
After the game, the Mets said starter Mike Pelfrey has a partial tear of a ligament in his right elbow and most likely will have season-ending Tommy John surgery.
Pitching for the first time in a week, and working in a steady drizzle, Bell (0-3) couldn't find the plate. The All-Star closer walked four and threw a whopping 46 pitches.
The Mets trailed 2-1 when David Wright drew a leadoff walk in the ninth. One-out passes to Ike Davis and Josh Thole loaded the bases for Turner, a pinch hitter.
Turner fell behind in the count 0-2 and later fouled off seven pitches before his walk made it 2-all. After a forceout at the plate, Niewenhuis hit a one-hopper off the right-field wall.